California Consumer Privacy Act Policy
Last Updated (May 08, 2020)This page provides specific information to California residents as per the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The CCPA gives consumers in California additional rights and protections about how we use their personal information, whether collected online or offline, and this page is intended to satisfy that requirement.
Under the CCPA, “personal information” is any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular resident or household.
Notice at Collection: Categories of Personal Information that We Collect or Disclose
Below is the list of categories of personal information about California residents that we collect and/or disclose to third parties or service providers for a business purpose.
|Categories of Personal Information
|Do We Collect?
|Do We Disclose For Business Purpose?
|Do We Sell?
|NAME, CONTACT INFORMATION AND IDENTIFIERS:
Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.
Paper and electronic customer records containing personal information, such as name, address and location from which consumer interactions with us occur, telephone number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, tax records to qualify for certain programs, or any other financial information.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law such as race (only at the individual’s option), sex, age, national origin, disabilities, and citizenship status.
|PURCHASE HISTORY AND TENDENCIES:
Commercial information, including energy usage data, tiers, rates, records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
Physiological or biological characteristics that can be used alone or in combination with each other to establish individual identity, fingerprint, face, hand, palm, and voice recordings, that contain identifying information.
Internet, Web analytics or other electronic network activity information, including IP addresses, browser versions and interaction with websites, applications or advertisements.
Precise geolocation information about a particular individual or device.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
Professional or employment-related information.
Information that is not publicly available or personally identifiable information as defined in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).
|PROFILES AND INFERENCES:
Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about a prospect, contact, account, or organization reflecting preferences, and characteristics. We may collect the following about employees’ and job applicants’ on behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
California Residents’ Rights
California law grants all the residents in California certain rights and enforces certain restrictions on particular business practices as mentioned below:
Do-Not-Sell: We don’t sell your personal information.
Initial Notice: Before we collect any personal information, the categories of personal information, and the purposes of using this information from California residents, we are required to notify them at or before the point of data collection.
Verifiable Requests for Copy, Deletion, and Right to Know: Except a few things, California residents have the right to make the following requests, at no charge:
Right of Deletion: California residents have the right to request the deletion of their personal information subject to certain exemptions, and to have such information deleted, except where obligatory that we maintain such personal information in order to:
- Providing goods or services requested by the consumer, complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, or practically expected within the context of a business’s ongoing relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer.
- Protect against malicious, spam, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; detect security issues, or prosecute those responsible for that activity.
- Identify and fix errors that damage existing intended functionality.
- Exercise freedom of speech, ensure free speech & rights of another consumer as provided by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code.
- Open to public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that follows to all other applicable privacy laws & ethics when the businesses’ ignore the deletion of the information which is likely to render impossible or seriously damage the achievement of such research if the consumer has provided informed consent.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Otherwise use the personal information of a consumer, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.
Please note that most of the personal information that we collect falls into the foregoing exemptions.
Right to a Copy: The right to request a copy of the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected (up to twice every 12 months) about them in the prior 12 months and to have this delivered, free of any charge, either (a) electronically in a portable, feasible, readily useable format that allows the consumers to transmit this information to another entity without any interruption or (b) by mail. For security reasons, certain highly sensitive types of personal information, such as social security numbers, driving license numbers, and bank account details, will not be provided but we will inform you if we may have collected this information during such 12-month period.
Right to Know: The right to request (up to twice every 12 months) personal information that we use and how we have handled it in the prior 12 months, including the:
- categories of personal information collected;
- categories of sources of personal information;
- business and/or commercial purposes for collecting and selling their personal information (If any);
- categories of third parties/with whom we have disclosed or shared their personal information;
- categories of personal information that we have disclosed or shared with a third party for a business purpose;
- categories of personal information collected; and
- categories of third parties to whom the residents’ personal information has been sold and the specific categories of personal information sold to each category of the third party. (If any)
Submitting Requests: Your request to exercise the right to deletion, right to a copy, and/or the right to know may be emailed at [email protected] or by contacting us 831.646.9686. We will respond to verifiable requests received from California consumers as required by law as soon as possible.
Incentives and Discrimination: We don’t offer any financial incentives to California residents related to their personal information. The CCPA prohibits discrimination against California residents for exercising their rights under the CCPA. If businesses offer any financial incentives for the collection, sale or deletion of their personal information, residents have the right to be notified of any financial incentives offers
Discrimination: Businesses in California may not discriminate against residents who exercise their rights under CCPA. Discrimination means when a business refuses or provides a different level or quality of goods or services, or charges (or suggests that it will charge) different prices or rates or impose penalties on residents who exercise their CCPA rights unless doing so is reasonably related to the value provided to the business by the residents’ information.
Your user privacy and security is of the highest concern. We are committed to providing you with the best possible user experience.
What do we mean by privacy? We will never disclose your personally identifiable information without your consent which means we will not sell, trade, loan; or otherwise make available your personal or contact information to anyone unless you give us specific permission.
Here’s how we collect and use information from you in our efforts to provide the highest quality user experience:
Registration: We use customer contact information from registration forms to send you information related to our products and services if you consent to receive such mailings. We may also use your information to contact you when necessary for the administration of your account. We use your email address as a unique identifier in our record system to verify communications from you and to send you newsletters that you ask to receive or to tell you about changes to the Merritthousehotel.com website.
Children: Merritt House Hotel does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13 years of age. Additionally, we are not aware of any content on our website that would be considered harmful to children. If Merritt House Hotel learns that we have inadvertently gathered Personal Information from children under 13, we will erase such information from our records and terminate the applicable account.
Security: Merritthousehotel.com is protected from any malicious attacks because we do a daily malware scan on our website
Third-party Websites: While on the Merritthousehotel.com site, you may be led to other websites. Be aware that other sites may collect data and personal information and operate according to their own privacy practices. Please remember that, once outside of our site, any information you submit is outside of our control.
(last updated May 08, 2020)
Merritt House Hotel is not responsible if any password provided is obtained by a third party. Though if a user believes their password has been misused by anyone, they can immediately contact us at [email protected] or call us at 831.646.9686.
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